Friday, May 27, 2011

39 week update

Wow! 37 and 38 weeks came and went in flurry of uni assignments and overtired children! Here we
are with a week(ish) left!

I must say this pregnancy has gone so quickly! Sure there are days (or every day?!) that i kind of hope that today might be the day, but I think between uni and the girls, and my little hobby sewing business, I have managed to keep busy enough to not be thinking about his arrival every minute of every day!

I've been meaning to add a new belly photo for weeks, so here one finally is! This is me (and he) at 39 weeks:
He feels like he's going to be long, and a bit of a fatty! So I am making my official guess as 8 lb, and 54cm long, born on 1 June (1 day late).

Anyone else care for a guess? 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

36 weeks - Getting Organised

Okay, so contrary to my previous post, i am getting impatient!
Maybe its the lack of energy and focus (except when it comes to cleaning!)
Maybe its the constant Braxton Hicks Contractions that i have been having,
But for some reason (or lots of them!) I just cannot imagine being pregnant for another month! I just don't think my body could cope with that!
So I am getting organised, just in case!

So far, along with my ridiculous cleaning sprees, I have been checking of tasks on my own to- do list, below:
Yes, painting toenails is essential before giving birth, Just ask my sister!

THEN, I came across a blog post from a super-organised super woman today, about her organising for the birth of her second child, and it inspired me to extend my To-Do list. So, with the inspiration of Jade from Super Organised Mum, I have written a new, more extensive  (and prettier!) list to keep me busy till this bub is born. This is what i hope to get accomplished:

SuperMom List Template, Courtesy of Super Organised Mom

Stay tuned to see how far i actually get!! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

35 weeks

It puzzles me why women torture themselves waiting for their 'due date'. What puzzles me more is when women start counting down, or thinking 'any day now' from 36 weeks!
The last month or two is hard enough as it is without adding to it with what is usually false hope!
Believe me, I have late babies....I just take longer to cook them then other women, i guess. But with a sister who has never gone full term, I assumed in my first pregnancy that i also would go early! and at 41wks, i went into labour!
So this time, I am just telling myself that its going to be a week longer than my due date, and if I'm pleasantly surprised so be it!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

32 weeks - cleaning bug!

I think i freaked my husband out the other night. While he lovingly sat and typed up a transcript of an interview for me, I started tidying up the big surprises there, I do occasionally clean my kitchen ;)

But it didn't stop at loading the dishwasher, or hand washing the large dishes that didn't fit. It didn't stop at sweeping the floor, or wiping down the table. The bleach came out, and every surface of bench and sink got scrubbed!

Even when the clock ticked passed 10pm, I still thought it necessary to thoroughly clean the windows, and even take down the curtains to wash them! AND after 11pm, I just had to mop the floor!

I might have preluded this post with an explanation of how women in my family handle labour... we wash dishes, we mop floors, we make kids lunches, we fold washing. All the housework from the week, and all the spring cleaning for the year gets done in those few hours of early labour!

See why he was worrying?!

Its ok though. It was only a spot of early nesting... the real deal is still to come....I wonder what i might find to clean then?!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lucky Baby...Sleven?

Most of you will not be familiar with Josh Hartnett movie , The Lucky Number Sleven. That would be because it was poorly titled 'The Wrong Man' in Australia!
I mention this because we were humerously adding Sleven to our baby name list, and while it was ruled out on a serious note, I think it has proven quite fitting!

See, we have these friends, a couple, who we enjoy sharing dinner with (mostly) weekly. As part of this, we watch movies together, play board games, and most recently play cards.
The main game we play is called 'Hand and Foot'. Its played in pairs, boys against girls, and I've been told that traditionally, boys win. Not so for us!

Why you ask? and How does this relate to a pregnancy blog?

Well it all comes down to my lucky charm - the boy within.
When bub is awake, the girls have unprecedented luck, and have experienced the most glorious comebacks from the pits of negative scores. From a score of not much more than 900 against the boys 7000+ to our win with 10,000+....It really is amazing.
Unfortunately, when bub is sleeping, we lose to the same degree!

We're still to decide whether we'll want to continue playing cards once he is born, but fingers crossed the luck continues post delivery with feeding or even holding!For now, us girls are getting in as many wins as we can while the luck holds on!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

30 weeks- "Babymoon"

Wow I'm 3/4 of the way through my *last ever* pregnancy! Can't say I won't be waving farewell to it with a smile on my face either!
Sure, Its definitely been better than the others in some ways, but the ailments of pregnancy are starting to rear their ugly head! From varicose veins and backache which make it near impossible to walk, to heartburn that's been visiting with a renewed vengeance...I'm finding it hard to enjoy being pregnant at the moment!
Still, there are upsides!
For instance, our little 'babymoon' weekend. Tim and I celebrated our wedding anniversary recently by spending the weekend away! Our littlies stayed with Grandma and Grandad for a 'holiday' and we stayed at a hotel for 2 nights, and enjoyed a much needed break!
There is also, always the excuse to buy cute little baby clothes, that makes pregnancy a little more enjoyable in the last weeks...though that does tend to make the bank account a little miserable!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

27/28 weeks

My gosh! I have never been so tired in my whole life!
At my most recent midwife appointment, Katy told me that i need to double my iron supplement, because even though my levels have come up, they are far from desirable!
So double I did, and this is what i get!
I have literally spent all day on the couch sleeping, lacking the energy to even react when the girls start crying! Lucky, their super-capable daddy is still fulltime at home with us, but it does mean hes been doing the work of a SAHM and trying to finish our bathroom renovations!
I am so exhausted that I am going to add a bump photo, add this post, and then crawl back onto my couch and fall asleep again!

27 weeks